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  1. Re: Persil Bio Liquid Laundry Detergent (Green bottle) Reformulation

    @Kitty2Shoes - thanks for explaining. I've tended to use biological detergents because of their supposed superior cleaning ability at lower temps but to be honest, my clothes don't get that dirty and...
  2. Re: Persil Bio Liquid Laundry Detergent (Green bottle) Reformulation

    Welp, it's the next day and smelling my dried laundry, I've realised the reformulation is even worse than I initially thought. Completely different scent with added woody notes I didn't notice...
  3. Re: Persil Bio Liquid Laundry Detergent (Green bottle) Reformulation

    I've got 50+ year old Mitsouko soap. If I can find more of the vintage Persil stuff I'm hoarding it for myself!
  4. Persil Bio Liquid Laundry Detergent (Green bottle) Reformulation

    I've long been a fan of Persil's Biological Liquid Detergent (green bottle) that's sold here in the UK.
    It's scent was crisp, dry and with an overdose of C12 MNA aldehyde strongly recalled...
  5. Re: Italian to English Translation .. Can you help ?

    Basically:

    Thank you for contacting us.
    Your request has been forwarded to one of our team who will be in touch with you ASAP.
    We would like to remind you that by subscribing to our newsletter...
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    Re: Advice to perfumers?

    :rolleyesold:.
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    Re: Tom ford Sahara noir

    Sahara Noir has never really registered with me as an incense fragrance, but rather a woody-amber whose dark, resinous tones are lifted by plenty of Iso E Super.
    It has incredible tenacity on...
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    Re: New Perfume Guide

    Here
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    Re: New Perfume Guide

    Philip Kraft's review:



    I reckon you should slap this quote on the front cover [/FONT][/COLOR]:wink:

    (P.S.: Love reading LT/TS and PK).
  10. Re: Into the Belly of the Beast - Patou gobbled up by LVMH

    I sense a new thread coming on: 'which house do you wish Designer Parfums would acquire?'.
  11. Re: Into the Belly of the Beast - Patou gobbled up by LVMH

    They acquired Playboy perfumes back in May, so not all bad news then!
  12. Into the Belly of the Beast - Patou gobbled up by LVMH

    All meant to be hush, hush it seems.
    More here: http://uk.fashionnetwork.com/news/EXCLUSIVE-LVMH-s-stealth-capture-of-Jean-Patou,1002068.html#.W2BtDC_MyqC
  13. Re: An Interview with Antonio Gardoni, the perfumer of Zoologist Tyrannosaurus Rex

    Awesome news; this is a release I'm genuinely interested to smell.
    All that talk of earth has me wondering if Antonio was inspired by Bat's geosmin overdose.
  14. Re: JP Guerlain My Exclusive Collection Acapulco -- anyone sniffed it yet?

    I had to visit the site to see if this was really true.
    Yup; €12 for 4 mouillettes.
    Incroyable....
  15. Re: Oi Oi! What are UK basenoters wearing in the heatwave!

    I've never thought of No.88 as a good for Summer scent but reading your post, I can really imagine it coming alive in the warmth.
    I use No.88 shaving soap year round, but it's not quite the same. ...
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    Re: New coming from Malle

    Cool! Wear and enjoy them in good health, friend.
  17. Re: Banana Peel Note in ELDO’s Jasmine et Cigarette ?

    To me, banana can be recalled by three broad types of notes:

    1. Green
    2. Sweet-fruity
    3. Solvent

    There are quite a lot of chemicals that have banana-like facets secondary to the above.
    It...
  18. Re: Oi Oi! What are UK basenoters wearing in the heatwave!

    How's that working for you in the heat?
  19. Re: Oi Oi! What are UK basenoters wearing in the heatwave!

    Oi Oi Oi!


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XWLU76o5rEI&frags=pl%2Cwn

    95 degrees (35 in new money) in London today.

    I've been draining my bottle of Lorenzo Villoresi Acqua di Colonia.
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    Re: New coming from Malle

    You mean Superstitious?
    I have to admit I bought it more or less on the spot and was far too hasty in my praise for it. I quickly ended up giving it away.
    I'd actually forgotten all about it so...
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    Re: New coming from Malle

    Thanks for the info, OP.
    It's been a years since I was last won over by a new Malle; maybe this is the one to break the spell!
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    Re: Moderator message

    @Redneck Perfumisto - suddenly your username has taken on an entirely different set of associations!

    But yes, it would be absolutely devastating for any brand to be linked to this awful affair. ...
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    Re: Jeremy Fragrance contemplating suicide

    :lolk:
  24. Re: Killiannials - Thats Killian for millennials...

    :cry::cry::mad::thumbdown::thumbdown:
  25. Re: Killiannials - Thats Killian for millennials...

    I'm calling it now: an Emoji fragrance line. (Copyright, Trade Mark 2018).
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 23rd July, 2018

    Cartier L'Heure Vertueuse
  27. Re: Killiannials - Thats Killian for millennials...

    Disappointed not to see "if you can't handle me at my worst you don't deserve me at my best" in the ad.
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    Re: 'Fragrance Knowledge'

    Thanks for your reply, George.
    My gut still tells me that we fragrance hobbyists, no matter how much we buy, still only account for a small % of sales in the global fragrance market.

    I see a...
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    Re: 'Fragrance Knowledge'

    Perhaps I'm misunderstanding what you're saying.
    Above, you suggested most perfume sales were to a minority of people who 'know quite a lot' about fragrances.
    Here, you're talking about...
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    Re: 'Fragrance Knowledge'

    I'm aware of the Pareto principle but I doubt it applies to the (fine) fragrance market in the way you suggest.
    Perfume is a luxury object and a signifier of wealth (cf. just about every perfume...
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    Re: 'Fragrance Knowledge'

    I very much doubt it.
    We're talking about a global market worth an estimated $37 billion in 2017. We hobbyists and our purchases represent a teeny-tiny fraction of a percent of this market.
    If...
  32. Re: Your favorite Eau De Cologne style scent (the style, not necessarily EdC concentration)

    Vintage Eau de Patou (my SotD, as it happens) is wonderful.
    Guerlain's eaux like Eau de Guerlain and Eau du Coq are lovely, too.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 20th July, 2018

    Eau de Patou​ (vintage)
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    Re: Hello and question

    G'day, mate :beer:
  35. Re: ISO E Super (or Timbersilk) + Galaxolide = Smell ?

    It will smell like Galaxolide and Iso E Super; no magical transformation will take place.
  36. Re: 38 liters of human urine found in Jeddah perfume factory selling "Oud"

    Every 5 or so years a story does the rounds in the press of some fake perfume that's found to contain human urine (and antifreeze and other lovelies).
  37. Re: Britney launches her first unisex fragrance: Prerogative

    Leave Britney Alone!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3YaRvbQSjrk&frags=pl%2Cwn
  38. Re: Britney launches her first unisex fragrance: Prerogative

    Head of Perfumes Division: "The kids these days are all about that cis-trans-pronoun-don't-assume-my-gender-Jordan-Peterson's-a-nazi business; we need a scent for them"

    Head of Marketing: "say no...
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    Re: Grand Musée du Parfum has opened in Paris

    The official statement says nothing but an overblown budget is the word on the street.
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    Re: Grand Musée du Parfum has opened in Paris

    And now it has closed...
  41. Re: Restrinctions Regarding Liquids On European Flights Partially Lifted...

    UK restrictions are detailed here: https://www.gov.uk/hand-luggage-restrictions
    If you do take liquids in your hand luggage:


    containers must hold no more than 100ml
    containers must be in a...
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    Re: posting frags from UK to Australia

    What Teardrop said.

    It's all there on Royal Mail's website. ...
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    Re: l'heure bleue extract current vs vintage

    When the moment comes for me to shuffle off this mortal coil, I want to be:

    a) conscious
    b) wearing vintage L'Heure Bleue.

    To me, it is the most beautiful perfume ever composed.
    Vintage or...
  44. Re: I received some extremely bad news that I'd like to share with my Basenotes family.

    Thanks for the bump, Norstrøm.
    My thoughts go to those who knew and loved him.
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    Re: Is perfume blogging dead?

    Ha! Lost for another 1500 years...
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    Re: Is perfume blogging dead?

    I made a pretence that I was offering up some kind of aesthetic commentary about perfume but instead all I was doing was showing off (and not even particularly well) by listing all the materials I...
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    Re: Studying perfumery at Givaudan

    Yes, students on the four year programme are paid.
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    Re: Is perfume blogging dead?

    I maintained a (little read) review blog for a few years but woke up one morning in 2017 wondering 'what the hell am I doing?'.
    I saw I was operating without any coherent aesthetic manifesto. ...
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    Re: Lovers of House Caron

    Not surprising Alès Groupe wants rid.

    As the sales figures show, their product just doesn't appeal to modern appetites and I don't believe that any amount of fiddling with Tabac Blond's formula...
  50. Re: Adding Persicol to an Extant Iris Fragrance

    Personally, I'd be reluctant to add anything to ISM - it's a wonderful fragrance in its own right and I can't think that adding peach lactone or Persicol base to it will do it any favours.

    At any...
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    Re: Ambrain... how do I work with it?

    Entries in The Good Scents Company's database contain (in-/)solubility information.
    Of course, not every possible solvent for a given material will be listed.
    You might like to do some reading on...
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    Re: New Perfume Guide

    Sadly, that's exactly what many academic publishers require of authors these days (in addition to demanding a hefty publication subsidy).
    Vive la révolution!
    Congrats to you and T.S.
  53. Thread: Cologne

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    Re: Cologne

    Helional. It's definitely present in Eau Sauvage.
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    Re: Why do accords contain the real thing?

    In addition, it's worth noting that flower extracts don't always (in fact, probably rarely) smell exactly like the flower.
  55. Thread: Cologne

    by gandhajala
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    Re: Cologne

    By today's standards, Eau Sauvage actually contained a very small amount of Hedione (a bit under 2%) so in that regard, xii's formula is fine.
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    Re: New Perfume Guide

    Ta for checking.
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    Re: New Perfume Guide

    Did Legendary Fragrances' Iris Gris get a review or was it passed over in silence?
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 27th June, 2018

    Bois des Iles (EdT)
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 25th June, 2018

    Cartier L'Heure Vertueuse.
  60. Re: Guerlain Mitsouko vintage vs todays edition

    You'll be sorely disappointed...
  61. Re: A depressed / emotional / crying Jeremy Fragrance

    The transformation has begun...


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L1mh2FWweTo&frags=pl%2Cwn

    There's been some interesting research done in recent years around so-called affective labour in...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 20th June, 2018

    Welcome to Basenotes! Pull up a chair and help yourself to a cold one :beer:
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 20th June, 2018

    Love seeing your shaving pics, dude. You must have one heck of a shave den.

    Chanel Pour Monsieur for me.
  64. Re: Does Niche really exist? What makes its specificity vs Designer?

    Kant et al argued against, but I don't think there are too many who would maintain this position today.
  65. Re: Does Niche really exist? What makes its specificity vs Designer?

    I don't mean to shut down discussion, but personally, I'm tired of the question 'what is niche perfumery?'. I just don't think it leads anywhere useful.

    I do however, wish there were serious...
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    Re: how can they state that?

    Of course you're allowed to sell homemade perfumes; you do, however, have to abide by various regulations.
    Being a hobbyist and being legally compliant aren't mutually exclusive.
    Sarah McCartney...
  67. Re: And the winner of the most 90s smelling scent is...

    Pen's Quercus is basically a copy of cK1.
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    Re: PK's Super Sugar Base

    I can feel a cavity forming just reading that...
    Thanks for sharing!
  69. Re: And the winner of the most 90s smelling scent is...

    You're right - I haven't owned them in many years. I still totally rate and respect them, though.
    AdG is actually 1 of only 2 fragrances I've ever been complimented on.
  70. Re: And the winner of the most 90s smelling scent is...

    Yeah, Hedione drenched transparent classics like Acqua di Gio, CK1 etc define the era for me.
    I actually smelt AdG on a passerby the other day and it took me back. Great fragrance!
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    Re: OMG--"Date" perfume advice sought please

    You have a lovely collection.
    Given the heat, I'll say the wonderfully crisp Eau de Campagne.
    Whatever you wear, have fun!
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    Re: Blind buys you regret

    It's been many years since I bought anything blind, but I still have nightmares about 10 Corso Como. I quickly sold it on the marketplace here and I don't think the purchaser was exactly enamoured of...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 9th June, 2018

    Brut.
  74. Re: Received a wonderful surprise today at school--Versace Eros

    What a lovely gesture! Wear it in good health.
  75. Re: Is fragrance reviewing and fragrance perfumery a conflict of interest?

    It's not unusual for authors or musicians or visual artists to critique the work of others in their field and the academic endeavour is grounded in peer-review.
    Still, stones and glasshouses and...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 7th June, 2018

    :thumbsup:

    No.5 (80s EdP) for me today.
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    Re: Dilution chart for Essential Oils?

    For storage/working purposes? Or do you mean in the final product?
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 6th June, 2018

    As a fellow shaving enthusiast (mostly straight razor), love seeing your pics.

    Anyhoo, Tam Dao (EdP).
  79. Re: The best review channel on YouTube: Luckyscent's is it

    Tend to agree with my itinerant friend ^.
    Out of curiosity, I did click through and started watching a review of Vetiver Moloko. Sorry to say I got bored and closed the tab after 2 minutes...
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    Re: Kouros day. June 1st ?

    North London reprezent.
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    Re: Eucalyptus accord

    George beat me to it. I, too, was going to say salicylates, esp. methyl salicylate.
    Have you smelt Serge Lutens' Tubereuse Criminelle? That really exaggerates the methyl salicylate facet of flower...
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    Re: Aldehydes in chanel no 5

    Depends somewhat on which formulation you're referring to.
    Take a look at undecanal, undec-10-en-1-al, 2-methyl undecanal, dodecanal for aliphatic aldehydes.
    Vanillin, of course, is also an...
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    Re: Kouros day. June 1st ?

    Thanks for bumping this thread!
  84. Re: Why do ultraniche fragrances not smell expensive?

    ^ ah, mea culpa...
  85. Re: Why do ultraniche fragrances not smell expensive?

    I'm still not clear what 'ultraniche' means.
    Ultra expensive brands like Clive Christian and formulated by classically trained perfumers at established fragrance houses (in this case CPL aromas)?...
  86. Re: Why do ultraniche fragrances not smell expensive?

    I understand the reticence to name names, but what do you understand by ultraniche?

    Go back 10-15-20 years to the earlier days of Serge Lutens when the market was much less saturated than it is...
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    Re: New Perfume Guide

    "...and in the centre of the floral mandala we see the publication year in the form of an improper fraction 20/18, where the result 1.1111111 recalls a series of mouillettes with their tips bent...
  88. Re: recommend a geranium- and/or carnation-prominent scent

    Noir Epices.
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    Re: Kim Kardashian launches KKW Body

    Simultaneously the best and the worst bottle I've seen for a long time.
  90. Thread: Hahaha.

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    Re: Hahaha.

    Reminds me of a friend who Googled CBT expecting only results for Cognitive Behavioural Therapy; if she didn't need it before, she did after!
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    Re: 2 GC-MS analyses

    Not necessarily.
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    Re: "Filling out" concentrates?

    Forget TGSC for the moment.

    You need to decide which set of standards you wish to follow, e.g. EU regulations; IFRA recommendations etc.
    Once you are clear on this, consult the relevant...
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    Re: "Filling out" concentrates?

    Which standard(s) are you consulting? IFRA? EU Cosmetics?

    Cinnamon leaf oil contains, among other chemicals, eugenol.
    Let's say IFRA recommends this be restricted to 0.5% in the final product. ...
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    Re: "Filling out" concentrates?

    You need to consider the maximum permitted levels (per whichever standards you're observing) of individual chemicals in the final product.
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    No.5 - 80s EdP.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 30th April, 2018

    Serge Lutens Fumerie Turque.
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Chanel Cuir de Russie (pre-Exclusifs EdT).
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    Re: can you patent a formula in europe?

    The producers of those copies would definitely not be selling under any form of licence from Chanel etc so 'no', they are not paying anything to anyone.
    It's a lazy, dishonest, and if they are...
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    Re: 3 new Chanel exclusives?

    I'm sure they're well done but 3 eaux don't really excite me.
  100. Re: In case you did not know, ClaireV won an award!

    Congratulations on your award, Claire!
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